Osteria 166

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1026 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Situated in the heart of the beautiful downtown City of Buffalo, New York. Osteria 166 offers a wide variety of options For Lunch, Dinner and Catering. Stop in and enjoy the food, the cocktails and the people. Come be part of OUR FAMILY!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(716) 858-3118
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Alex Nickolai
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Catering
Amaze your guests with our on- and off-site catering, which includes hors d’oeuvres, party platters, sandwiches & wraps, buffets, family style, sit down or your own private chef. Our goal is to produce memorable events taking into consideration clients' individual needs and budget. Personal attention to detail will ensure that your event is a true success. Contact us today to learn more about our catering packages, pricing, reservation information and more!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Mohawk & Franklin
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Parking details
Osteria 166 has street parking and pay-to-park lots.
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Public transit
Osteria 166 is located two blocks from the NFTA metro train line.
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Entertainment
Friday Night Live Music!
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Special events & promotions
Your location for special events, from a quiet dinner to meetings, presentations, product rollouts and fundraisers. We are here for you to make your event seamless and make you look like a star!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Lauren, added a lot to making it a great experience. Great personality and appropriately attentive.

PG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance, and food and service were wonderful. Hope to get back soon!

SS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had just gotten into town after a beautiful day in Niagara Falls and had worked up quite the appetite. Our server Shannon was second to none! Shannon guided us through the menu and even provided tips on some local attractions. The Rissotto Sticks were unlike anything we had tried before. The Pork Gnocchi was like pork resting on pillows!

RB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, seating was a bit uncomfortable. A little pricey but worth it

B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great! Waitress was very friendly and pleasant.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner Nick Pitillo greeted us with a smile and a hug before we even got to the door. As usual, the vibe inside was electric. We ran into some friends and chatted a bit before heading to our cozy table. Mirinda, our server, is a true professional. She was excellent: knowledgeable, upbeat and fun, attentive but not intrusive. Our appetizer (a stuffed pepper with risotto) and our entrees (Fra Diavolo and chix parm) were wonderful. We left full and happy. Love the O166!

JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal with prompt and attentive service!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed that the great lunch menu is now limited to a sandwich and meatballs for the main entree portion of the combo. The pastas really enhanced the menu.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Left before eating. We waited at our table for 10 minutes and was not approached by wait-staff. Unable to hold a conversation in this establishment because noise from other patrons was excessive (hearing protection required for this level of noise).

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. We had been here before but this time it was so loud. We couldn’t hear each other talk. The food was good but just not impressed in how noisy it was

CB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was fantastic. The wine pour was very good, not skimpy. I would definitely go back.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We especially loved the Risotto Sticks Appetizer. The SeaBass was fantastic. Service was outstanding. We got our requested window view & parked right in front. Nice experience. We’ll be back!

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great!! Fresh bread, great cocktails , and the specials were delicious . Everyone at the table had a delicious item ... cowboy pork chop, fish special and chicken sausage pasta
A must do!

SQ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We are always happy to go back to Osteria 166. Had a wonderful scallop, risotto with peas, and roasted broccoli meal. Risotto a tad overcooked but otherwise great!

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the sea bass which was very delicious. My husband had a pizza. He could of had more sauce to match the amount of cheese they put on it. The waitress was kind enough to get more sauce and that made the pizza so much tastier for him. Nice time.

BF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Although a relative small menu, a good variety is offered. Food is delicious. Would definitely eat here again. When we went in the past, they had paper tablecloths/sheets. They no longer do this. Having European family, using a tablecloth or paper is nice as guests feel the table is clean. I think some people would think paper is cheap but we’ve traveled and some of the best places we’ve eaten have used paper tablecloths. Don’t judge based on this...judge based on the food service!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Italian spots in Buffalo. The food is always spot on, the ambiance pleasant, and the service friendly. They always have a variety of house made pastas and great specials. They also offer gluten free pasta and pizza which is always helpful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server made our dinner wonderful, she couldn’t have been any better. Went out of her way to make my girlfriend’s birthday special

GO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy and yummy. Great comfort food and Italian favorites. Excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did not have some items on menu but otherwise food and service was excellent

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We called ahead to have our lunch ready and when we arrived. We sat down our food was brought to us and we got to enjoy a meal without having a rush!

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all really enjoyed ourselves and had an excellent meal & drinks. Our server was very friendly and attentive and gave very helpful recommendations on different dishes. We'll be back.

CT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous bread and the best dipping oil was brought out directly to the table - we appreciated this as wer were starved. The beet salad is to die for and any pasta you order will be terrific! Try it!

AC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My husband said it was the best chicken parmesan he's had.

JO
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The risotto was the best that I have ever had! Definitely would go back.

SP
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place..Had the veal parmesan and it was not only incredible there was a ton of food.

JU
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to our favorite restaurant in downtown Buffalo to celebrate a birthday, and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the servers were outstanding, and the owner even bought us a couple round of shots. Robert was our waiter for the evening and he is top notch. We will continue to come back because of how amazing this place is. Thank you, Osteria!

J
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been probably 6 months or more since we dined at Osteria and just like every time before we were not disappointed! Great, friendly service - fantastic food - nice ambiance. Continues to be one of our favorites!

T
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Timely seating, great wait staff, good food and drinks

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great time! Food was great! Tried a few different items we hadn’t tried, and we were not disappointed. See you again soon!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. My favorite, the Brussels sprouts with pancetta appetizer. Scrumptious!

M
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were greeting by a very friendly staff. The food and drink options were extensive. My party enjoyed a different salad each and generous entrees. I had one of the specials offered (salmon with asparagus and risotto) and was very satisfied.

BD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! We went with a group of 8 including a child under 10 years old with Celiacs disease. Osteria 166 was more than accommodating to all of our dining needs (including providing gluten free options) while providing excellent service and amazing food. We will definitely be returning here and highly recommend this restaurant.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service outstanding. I had the sea bass with risotto- cooked perfectly! A bit overpriced was the only negative.

TB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great.. Grilled calamari was excellent, seabass with risotto was very salty and the seabass was overcooked.

DG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Next time I'm in Buffalo, I will definitely be back!

WW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome...thank you for a wonderful time...food was great, friendly service and comfortable atmosphere...be back soon

c
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

one of the best servers ever. We truly enjoyed every part of the meal and experience

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